We seem to have a infestation of the mange in our coyote population in the NW corner of our county.
The local coyote exterminating fraternity to which I belong had a deer baloney, cheese & cracker, and beer drinking meeting the other night( I don't drink....and someone has to get the idjuts home)! Since this area of the county is one that we hunt hard and have pretty much free run of all the ground we decided we'd just have to make the best of it. Which means Jimmy is gonna shoot them with his 340 Wizzbee, Andy will use a 257 Wizzbee, Hard-0n will use an 8mm mag with some 125 grainers. Pete a 264 Win Mag and a couple were undecided. I kinda kept quiet as the biggest gun I have that shoots flat enough for 300+ yard work would be my old 270. So here is my question! I have a 375 Ruger that is to be delivered next week...what would be the lightest, thin skinned bullet to shoot out of that gun that might have a chance of blowing up coyotes? I have some 200 grain flat noses that expand pretty well at 375 Win velocities. Could I load them up to a little over 3000 fps and expect some spectacular devastation on the sickly song dogs?
I know someone is going to question our ethics on doing this! It may seem a little morbid to see how bad you can blow something up. However yesterday morning I was up in that area getting some straw for my dogs and watched a disgusting coyote plod across an open field heading for cover. He was running with his head down and tail out. His tail had no hair on it in fact it looked like it belonged on a rat. I would say that poor fella was one cold snap away from a permanent nap. These coyotes will each be a mercy killing so it matters not if we use them as ballistic gelatin on the go!
What do think guys? What coyote bullet for my 375 Ruger?